Health & Social Care BTEC Level 2 First Extended Certificate

Course type: Level 2 Diplomas • Awarding/exam body: Edexcel
Equivalent to 3 GCSEs

This one year, full-time course gives students the opportunity to gain a broad understanding of Health & Social Care as well as giving a more in-depth understanding of specific specialist areas. The course also encourages students to gain and broaden their personal skill set and knowledge in order to be successful in working life. This course can be taken alongside English Language or Maths GCSE retakes.

Course Units

Unit 01: Human Lifespan Development
Unit 02: Health and Social Care Values
Unit 03: Effective Communication
Unit 09: Healthy Living

Unit 04: Social Influences
Unit 05: Promoting Health and Wellbeing
Unit 06: The Impact of Nutrition on Health and Wellbeing
Unit 07: Equality and Diversity
Unit 10: Human Body Systems and Care of Disorders
Unit 12: Creative and Therapeutic Activities

Course Assessment

The course is assessed through at least 60% coursework and two external examinations. You will have two opportunities to sit the exam.

This Course Can Lead To…

Successful completion offers students several routes for progression: direct entry into employment, further learning opportunities within employment, progression to BTEC Level 3 Ext Diploma in Health & Social Care or industry related apprenticeships.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at Grade 3 (including Grade 3 in English Language and Maths)